Global Freedom of Expression

Anastasiia Vorozhtsova

Anastasiia started contributing to Columbia Global Freedom of Expression as a legal researcher in the spring of 2022: she analyzed Russian court cases concerning content moderation, disinformation, right-to-be-forgotten, and hate speech.Previously, Anastasiia interned at PEN America’s Freedom of Expression Program, focusing on free speech advocacy in Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine. She later worked as a freelancer for the Daily podcast of the New York Times, helping the team create episodes on Russia, Ukraine, and the war.Anastasiia is a research fellow at the Media and Journalism Research Center, where she published a report on Media Capture in Russia.Anastasiia has an MA degree in International Relations from Central European University and is currently pursuing her MFA degree in nonfiction writing at Columbia University School of the Arts, hoping to blend advocacy and rigorous research into narrative writing.